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Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
52.6272, -2.4855
Heidelberg's Old Bridge Monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
49.4131, 8.7092
Entrance
Norway

Svalbard Seed Bank

Cold storage for agricultural biodiversity.
78.2357, 15.4913
The Dragon's Den
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Dragon's Den

This Polish cave has housed a dragon, a brothel, and an enduring legend.
50.0528, 19.9353
Crapaud, the Jersey toad.
St Helier, Jersey

Le Crapaud

A statue erected in honor of the toadish nickname given to Jersey residents by the French.
49.1851, -2.1092
Felsenkirche, the "crag church."
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Felsenkirche (Crag Church)

A tiny chapel clings to a precipice above Germany’s gemstone capital.
49.7060, 7.3275
The Devil's Punchbowl, empty.
Norfolk, England

The Devil's Punchbowl

A mysterious crater-like pond has a spooky tendency to empty and fill with complete disregard to rainfall patterns.
52.4683, 0.7633
The ruins of MV Creteblock.
North Yorkshire, England

Wreck of the MV Creteblock

The remains of the concrete ship can be seen during low tide.
54.4886, -0.5907
A weird wartime target.
Nottinghamshire, England

Linby Docks

A blunder resulted in these charming stone-lined streams becoming the target of a Nazi bombing.
53.0538, -1.2040
Rope making equipment in the cave mouth, looking out.
Castleton, England

Peak Cavern's Rope Factory

Some of England's last cave dwellers lived and worked within this huge cave.
53.3407, -1.7789
The graffiti.
Gerrards Cross, England

Chalfont Viaduct

Locals call it the "Give Peas a Chance" bridge because of its distinct graffiti.
51.5823, -0.5345
The Warren Lodge.
Thetford, England

Thetford Warren Lodge

This 15th-century fortification was built to defend bunnies.
52.4240, 0.7038
The ram with "nae lugs."
Moffat, Scotland

The Moffat Ram

“It has nae lugs!”
55.3337, -3.4448
Kiosks on display.
Stoke Heath, England

National Telephone Kiosk Collection

An ode to the classic piece of British street furniture.
52.3153, -2.0712
The church with its domed bell tower.
Blantyre, Malawi

Saint Michael and All Angels Church

This amateur-built East African church with mismatched towers is an architectural abnormality.
-15.7841, 35.0208
Ehekarussell
Nuremberg, Germany

Ehekarussell

This lurid German fountain plots the sad course of marriage from dating to death.
49.4506, 11.0710
Old Harry Rocks
Dorset, England

Old Harry Rocks

65 million-year-old chalk outcroppings mark the end of the Jurassic Coast.
50.6426, -1.9228
(Flickr/Ethelred the Unusual)
Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
50.7334, -2.9020
Kilt Rock
Highland, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
57.6106, -6.1724
Welcome to the Under the Pier Show.
Southwold, England

Under the Pier Show

A chaotic collection of coin-operated slot machines designed to delight and disturb in equal measure.
52.3308, 1.6848
"Pusher Street" in 2007, after eviction of the hash stands. A "no photo sign" remains. The hash stands have since returned. (Wikimedia Commons)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
55.6735, 12.5958
The 2010 dressing of Coffin Well in Tissington.
Tissington, England

Derbyshire Well Dressing

The tradition of using flowers to decorate wells is once again thriving in England.
53.0670, -1.7385
Tees Transporter Bridge
Middlesbrough, England

Tees Transporter Bridge

Built in 1911, the Tees Transporter Bridge is one of only six transporter bridges still in operation.
54.5837, -1.2290
Indoor and outdoor exhibits abound, including live demonstrations of historic locomotives in action
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
53.9606, -1.0979